Alumni on the Move

Ioanna Argyraki


A double alumna, Ioanna Argyraki graduated from Pierce in 2010, and from Deree in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing, while at the same time she studied Sociology and Criminology at Panteion University.

During her time at Deree, Ioanna received Outstanding Member awards for her contribution to student life, including her involvement with ACG Cares, Orientation Leaders, and the Student Activities Board. She also participated in the Deree Marketing Society and in the Student Government as Secretary and Senate Chairperson. She also worked at ACG as a student assistant and as camp counselor at the Pierce Summer Camp, and interned at Coca-Cola in Milan, as Knowledge & Insights Analyst.

Upon graduating, Ioanna worked for several months at the Greek Azerbaijani Chamber of Commerce as coordinator and administrative assistant, before moving to Aldemar Resorts, one of the leading hotel chain in Greece, where she has worked in the position of sales trainee, sales account, and recently received a promotion to sales coordinator.

The double alumna also volunteers in her free time, currently in the role of Marketing Manager at TEDxKids@Ilissos, the first TEDx event for kids in Greece.

Maria Kokkali

Maria Kokkali

Maria Kokkali is a double alumna who graduated from Pierce in 2007 and from Deree in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication, during which time she was an active member of the Deree Environmental Club. Maria continued her studies in Bournemouth University, earning an MA in Public Relations.

Upon returning to Greece in 2013, she began working at the public relations and communications consultancy agency CIVITAS as Account Executive, a position that included building and maintaining strong relationships with colleagues, media and networks, and conducting and compiling market research. After only a few years of gaining experience, our alumna was promoted to the position of Senior Account Executive, overseeing media coverage and PR opportunities, and producing presentations, campaigns, and PR materials.

Last April, Maria made a move to join the fashion industry, as Public Relations Officer at H&M, one of the world’s largest fashion companies, and part of the H&M Group comprised of over 4,000 stores across more than 62 markets worldwide.

Katerina Korkaka


Katerina Korkaka graduated in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing Management from Deree. While studying, our alumna worked at Anatron Food Services S.A. in several positions, including Operations Manager and as Head of the Customer Relations Department.

After graduating from Deree, Katerina continued her studies with an MSc in Media Management from the University of Stirling, and an MA in Digital Media from Goldsmiths, University of London.

Katerina returned to Greece after finishing her studies in the UK and continued to develop herself as an impressive marketing professional, beginning with the position of Media Planner at MEC, one of the world’s leading media agency networks. She has also held the positions of Digital Media Director at the creative agency Rascal, Team Leader for Offline and Digital Media at Media-Saturn, and Head of Digital at Starcom, a renowned media communications agency.

Katerina has recently moved on to a new and exciting challenge, heading up the E-Commerce department of KORRES, the Greek skincare brand. Today, the KORRES portfolio includes over 400 natural products, with a presence in 30 countries and more than 11.000 points of sale worldwide.

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